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US, Afghan Special Forces Capture IS De Facto Capital in Afghanistan

U.S. and Afghan Special Forces on Sunday captured Islamic State's de facto caliphate capital in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Josh Thiel, a U.S. Special Forces battalion commander, told VOA that local nationals, who apparently were tired of IS atrocities, requested support to clear IS militants from Gur Guri and Papin villages. "The operation started at the end of May. They [special forces] put direct fire on the ISIS capital caliphate and put it under siege for...

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